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the arab world. what did the attacks say about the the obama administration's foreign policy. and was mitt romney wrong to criticize the response? plus, as the presidential race kicks into high gear, will the presidential post convention bounce last? rumors of the republican tickets demise premature? welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. anti-american protests spread across the arab world this week over a film in defense of islam and the prophet muhammad following the murder thursday of four american diplomates. including united states ambassador chris stevens in benghazi, libya, in what officials believe was a terrorist attack designed to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. and joining us dan henninger, mary anastasia o'grady and, with the anti-american protests across the arab world this week, tell us about our standing in that part of the world, and the ferment in arabia? >> well, i think, paul, what's happening here is where essentially we came in when the arab spring began in egy egypt, tunisia and spread to other countries and the feeling at that time
the country's economy to the cliff. president obama, when i interviewed him for the book said they were days away from having $5 billion in the u.s. treasury. that's it. now, that's half a day's federal spending. if you think about it, to let that happen -- not just the president, but the republicans -- could have said -- sent shockwaves through the country, could have done things to the american economy that tim geithner, the treasury secretary said would have been worse than the 1930s depression. >> sean: i mean, it's so dysfunctional. it's far worse than we ever said. here's what really bothers me in all of this. we have 25 million un- and under-employed americans. one in six americans in poverty. 49 million americans on food stamps in this country. we are really -- and nearly $6 trillion at the end of obama's first term in new debt. this is be a game anymore. this is about as serious a crisis as we have faced since the great depression and getting worse. >> and this was last year. they fixed it by postponing everything. >> sean: yeah. >> no cut, no tax increases. no sensible alinement o
display of weakness. we are now seeing the fruits of this reckless rhetoric. this disaster, the obama administration can't get on the same page about whether or not we view egypt at this moment as an ally. watch this. >> you know, i don't think that we would consider them an ally. but we don't answer them an enemy. they are a new government that is trying to find its way. >> you are saying that the administration, state department, still regards egypt as a major non-nato ally and is a recipient of all that that entails? >> yes. >> sean: what is it? does the administration think that egypt is an ally or not? instead of answering, the white house talks in circles. when asked about the contradiction a spokesman said this, i think folks are reading way too much into this. ally is a legal term of art. and it all depends what "is" is. and we weren't having sex either. here with reaction, fox news contributor, our friend, charles krauthammer. welcome back. >> happy to be here. >> sean: i loved your line, we should have as the united states, told them to go straight to hell. we didn't. where
, this crisis turned political. on 9/11 no less. governor romney calls the u.s. response disgraceful, the obama campaign says they're shocked by his response. the mud slinging started before it was even kay break and before we knew how many u.s. officials had been killed. plus as president clinton stumps for president obama in florida, paul ryan releases new ads in his home state of wisconsin to keep his house seat. it's a busy day in political news, too. we'll try to cover it all. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, september 12th, this is the daily rundown. let's get to my first reads. a day that started with a campaign pause for sole almost remembrances on 9/11 endeded with violence abroad and mud slinging here at home. somebody and mitt romney were supposed to take a 24 hour break from campaign to go honest or the victims of 9/11 and pay tribute to american troops still fighting overseas particularly in afghanistan. but the truce didn't last long as a diplomatic crisis in north africa quickly turned political. the white house has confirmed this morning that u.s. ambassador to liby
or fighting off terrorists? here's what rush limbaugh thinks. >> the obama camp, the campaign, the white house and the media all condemned romney before they condemned the attacks. obama thought it more worthwhile to hit romney for what he was doing, than the terrorists for what they did. >> hear much more from rush limbaugh, straight ahead. but first, you are looking live at the u.s. ermbass necairo, egypt. it is 4:00 a.m. and protesters are back outside our embasset and protests are turning violent. all night, we're going to be monitoring live pictures from cairo. and former alaska governor sarah palin blasting president obama over the violence. governor sarah palin saying, in part... >> i know that you knew the ambassador, or had met him. but very disturbing news. >> we are in a critical period. these attack, the assassination of our ambassador and three of his colleagues is in muslim brotherhood, in libya and egypt have seen weakness and they have acted on it. and the administration has done nothing today to correct the impression that the weakness in our policy remains. i really think the
that the sprinted is here. they have to step it up to catch barack obama but also to keep the republican base that he needs happy and shows he's got the necessary energy to go through with the campaign. >> gregg: has there been some criticism that the romney campaign hasn't been campaigning hard enough? >> yeah, when the president is campaigning couple times and there is close fund-raisers. there have been complaints that the fund-raisers didn't make him accessible enough to the public. so they opened up the fund-raising event opened to the cameras, but you have to remember, donors are already in the camp. this week is the big ramp up for it. part of what the are trying to do is set the tone for the debate season. this will be a great deal of emphasis for the economy and jobs. he will expand it to more broader choices. tight frameworks this is really a reelection of barack obama and three years of failure hasn't been able to bring about the change of promise. you'll hear homicidal talking about that and saying some 14 years ago he wanted to redistribute wealth. he will be saying the president
: here's what mitt romney said. i am outraged by the death of an american worker in bengazi. obama administration was not to condemn attacks on diplomatic. but sympathize those that wage the attacks. this is a situation we should stand up. what are the egyptians saying. you had a little bit of the time to get out of here. i have no idea in libya they clearly couldn't protect it and overwomened boy the numbers. they didn't troy to stop >> chris: just keep in mind all of this blood shed is over a dumb movie by an idiot in florida, the pastor terry jones who threatened to burn the qu'ran. 92 and eventually did. this is not the only foreign policy issue. president obama trying to find time to meet with prime minister netanyahu in person. but one thing on his schedule is confirmed. don't know if he will meet with the prime minister of israel but will sit down with david letterman. congressman, good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: what do you make of the story that the white house nixed the president meeting with the prime minister. the white house said it is not true. >> it is a snu
. a shocking death. a united states ambassador in libya dead today. the obama administration taking steps now this hour to beef up security at embassies around the world. after this veteran diplomat christopher stevens along with three of his american staffers were murdered by a mob in benghazi, libya. the attack yesterday was apparently triggered by a film, a film produced by an american by the name of sam basil. considered by many to be highly offensive to islam. again, a film. these murders taking place in a country that the united states helped to liberate from the dictator moammar gadhafi and a mob attacked the embassy in cairo, egypt, yesterday. climbing the embassy walls. tearing down and ripping apart the united states flag. it's unclear if the attacks were koord natded or plans to con side with the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in america. but moments ago, our president obama spoke out about these killings. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've alwa
for obama because they rely on government handouts. >> i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision that mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes, that's not going to be real attractive to them. and those that are dependent upon government and those who think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> jim acosta spent the day with the romney campaign. he joins us by phone from dallas. hello, jim. romney is now turning the tables, forcing the obama campaign to explain a 1998 videotape. tell us about that. >> reporter: that's right, carol. what we're hearing right now from the romney campaign is that what they're doing is not running from what he said in those tapes that were released by mother jones. he's really embracing that message. you heard some of this yesterday in the speech that he gave at this fund-raiser in dallas, going after the president on this newly leaked audio that showed up on the report yesterday in which the president talks about redistribution of wealth. let's first play that audio t
's going on here? >> the media screwed up and the government -- i mean the obama administration and what they said distorted the story. >> that's true. this is the thing most concerning. president obama kept spinning it as though this was a spontaneous protest. frankly, i think that's a better -- it gives them more of an umbrella of protection to say this was spontaneous. >> political protection. >> yes, than to admit it was clad inspired assassination of an american ambassador. that's difficult to talk about. then questions come up, why didn't we know about it? why didn't we stop it? >> one of the most underappreciated adds speblgts of the story and you alluded to it is how moderate muslims have really stepped up and made their voices heard in this entire scenario. i mean, i won't speak for the other three on the panel by any stretch, but for me, this is the first time that i have seen images of moderates holding up signs, we love you, america. this is not who we are. please forgive us. god bless chris stevens and for anybody to say because what's happened is all doom and gloom, i'm thi
pressure on obama to take a hard line on iran. >> the world tells israel wait, there is still time. i say wait for what? those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before iran, don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. i you know, the israeli politician and speaker of the knesset and also the author of israel and the will to prevail and before we talk about that statement. your reaction to the riots in libya that happened on tuesday, egypt, happening again today and tunisia and yemen all against american interest. >> you ask why and what is the reasoning in there is no reasoning in the middle east. you are giving them millions of dollars and look at what is happening today. in writing the book, you should not apply the value of reasoning in the u.s.. we live there. it is a tough neighbor. you cannot appease those people. >> brian: you heard the ambassador saying they need friend and we should be patient. >> enough with the friendly and you tried it. president obama tried from the day he was elected. he went to cairo and went and gave a nice speech.
obama went to cairo after he became united states, and he gave a speech that was an outreach to muslim and apologetic from the united states. his theory if i am nice to the people of middle east they will be our friend. here is a snippet of that. >> i come to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslim. one based on mutual about and mutual respect and based on the truth that america and islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition . >> brian: we knew that and how is that going. charles weighed in last night. >> we are seeing the melt down and collapse of the obama policy on the muslim world. the irony that it began in cairo at the same place in which he made the speech in which hemented a new beginning and implying other presidents particularly bush, there was a lack of mutual respect which was an insult to the united states and which had gone to war six times on behalf of muslims and kuwait and bosra, iraq and tan stan and elsewhere. so to imply that we somehow had mistreated the muslim which was the premise of his speech and how the iraq war inflamed
and the consulate to the white house rose garden earlier today. president obama also weighing in on this saying in no uncertain terms that justice will be served for those responsible for the death of the four americans. >> the word must stand together to unekwifically reject these brutal acts. already many libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack elizabeth break the bonds between the united states and libya. libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers along side americans. libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we tragically learned that he had died. >> senior u.s. military sources are telling us that they are going to send unmanned airplane drones into the skies over benghazi, libya. their job is going to be to look for camps used by extremists and other targets that could be connected to the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans. christian amanpour joins us. you have been covering this region for decades now. when you, first of all, hear the news that it looks
-state senator barack obama talking about redistribution. >> i think the trick is figuring out how to destruction tur government systems that pool resources and, hence, facilitate summary distribution, because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> now, romney says those old remarks prove the president believes in government more than the private sector. >> this idea of redistribution follows from the idea that if you have a business you didn't build it. someone else did that. he said he believes in redistribution. all right. there are people who believe that you can create a stronger economy and a brighter future if you take from some people and give to other people. now this -- >> on a campaign conference call, rnc chairman rance priebus called the comments, quote, outrageous. a new memo from the campaign says, president obama's vision for america is a government-centered society, where government grows bigger. team obama says, however, that the real issue is who all this redistribution benefits. >> if you want to talk abo
? it might be early to get answers on this but it's not too early to ask the question. today president obama paid tribute to ambassador stevens. he was described as a career diplomat who cared deeply about his mission as well as the people of libya. >> especially tragic he died in ben sgl benghazi because he helped save the city in the post revolution. he was there with skill, courage and resolve he built partnerships with libyan revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new libya. >> a short time ago the white house ordered flags to half staff. you can see the lowering there on top of the white house with respect of the four americans killed. foreign affairs to the front burner sadly they are political and this is an election cycle that has been dominated by domestic issues enter a real world crisis. ed henry is live at the white house. chief white house correspondent. what is your set of information on whether this attack was something random which no longer appears to be or something more targeted? >> i just spoke to a senior official they had information this was in fact
who will vote for president obama. there are 47% who are with him dependent upon the government. who believe they are victims it and the government has responsibility to take care of them. they're entitled to health care, food, housing you name it. >> this is causing a firestorm of controversy. basically the critics are saying pushed -- recession pushed a lot of people into the arms of government. which have more baby boomers are retiring. more senior citizens are getting social security and medicare. we have a very progressive tax system where we have earned income tax credit and child care credits. that is why 47% don't pay federal taxes. but flip side to what mitt romney is saying who pays taxes in this country? who here is who pays the taxes. bottom half, pay 2.3%. steadily move up. 5% of the taxpayers pay, upper brackets, 59%. top 10% pay more than 70%. so basically the bottom line is, the very shrimpersage of taxpayers shoulder the burden of government spending at a time there are record deficits. moody's is threatening to downgrade us after s&p has done just that. that is the
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